pediatric dermatology

Racial and ethnic disparities abound in eczema careEczema affects around 11% of children overall, but only about half of minority children with severe eczema are treated for the condition. A new study looks at why these children are overlooked.
Does pediatric psoriasis increase cancer risk? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a large retrospective cohort study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology that examined whether children with pediatric psoriasis are at increased risk of cancer and discusses 2 caveats to the findings.
Taking a closer look at oral propranolol as first-line treatment in infantile hemangiomaOral propranolol is prescribed for the most serious cases. In this Lancet review, experts highlight some considerations for treatment.
The October issue of Dermatology Times
The October issue of Dermatology TimesThe October issue of Dermatology Times highlights advances in pediatric dermatology. This month we cover laser use in children, patch testing, data mining revelations in pediatric psoriasis.
Patch testing remains underreported
Patch testing remains underreportedPatch testing for allergic contact dermatitis in the pediatric population is performed at a higher rate than previously reported, but still grossly underreported, according to a study of the Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Registry.
Laser treatment in children
Laser treatment in childrenLaser treatments can have a significant positive impact on a child’s wellbeing. Adopt techniques to minimize anxiety for children. Some conditions can be treated when the child is older.
Propranolol equal to steroids in infantile hemangioma treatmentPrednisolone was the first-line therapy for hemangiomas for many years before propranolol was recognized as the treatment of choice in infantile hemangiomas. Both modalities have a 90% response rate.
The neonatal microbiomeCesarean section newborns have a slightly delayed microbiome response. The richness of microorganisms is less than vaginally delivered newborns by 3-7 days. Use products on neonatal skin that are designed for neonatal skin.
Treatment updates for atopic dermatitis in childrenBecause the burden of atopic dermatitis in children is significant and can adversely impact a child’s normal socialization development, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment are vital.
Antimicrobials approved for children’s skin infectionsFor the first time in a decade, there are antibiotics newly approved for use in children with skin and skin structure infections that do not respond to conventional treatment.